Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon

  • Genre: Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1954-03-05
  • User Rating: 6.887/10 from 619 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jack Arnold
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When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.


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  • Richard Carlson

    as Dr. David Reed
  • Julie Adams

    as Kay Lawrence
  • Richard Denning

    as Dr. Mark Williams
  • Antonio Moreno

    as Dr. Carl Maia
  • Nestor Paiva

    as Captain Lucas
  • Whit Bissell

    as Dr. Edwin Thompson
  • Bernie Gozier

    as Zee
  • Henry A. Escalante

    as Chico
  • Ricou Browning

    as The Gill Man (In Water) (uncredited)
  • Ben Chapman

    as The Gill Man (On Land) (uncredited)
  • Art Gilmore

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Perry Lopez

    as Tomas (uncredited)
  • Sydney Mason

    as Dr. Matos (uncredited)
  • Rodd Redwing

    as Luis (uncredited)
Production William Alland Producer
Writing William Alland Idea
Sound Henry Mancini Original Music Composer
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Art Bernard Herzbrun Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Jack Kevan Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Art Hilyard M. Brown Art Direction
Sound Hans J. Salter Original Music Composer
Camera William E. Snyder Director of Photography
Directing Jack Arnold Director
Sound Herman Stein Original Music Composer
Writing Harry Essex Screenplay
Writing Arthur A. Ross Screenplay
Writing Maurice Zimm Story
Crew Ted White Stunts
Crew Al Wyatt Sr. Stunts
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Director
Crew Polly Burson Stunt Double
Art Ray Jeffers Set Decoration
Crew Jack N. Young Stunts
Directing Fred Frank Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up E. Thomas Case Makeup Artist
Sound Joe Lapis Sound
Camera James Curtis Havens Underwater Director of Photography
Visual Effects Milicent Patrick Creature Design
Costume & Make-Up Milicent Patrick Makeup Designer
Sound Ethmer Roten Musician
Directing Russ Haverick Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Robert Hickman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Chris Mueller Makeup Artist
Sound Ray Craddock Sound Editor
Sound Albert E. Kennedy Sound Editor
Production Foster Thompson Unit Manager
Crew Gene Poole Stunts
Crew Ginger Stanley Stunts
Camera Everett Brown Grip
Crew James R. Wolfe Driver